|April 1, 2021||$500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable|
|April 1||Application Deadline (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)|
|May 1||Summer Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due|
|May 1||Summer Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)|
|Note||Should your program country require a quarantine upon arrival, your program dates may change. Contact your Program Advisor for more information.|
|July 9||Departure from U.S.|
|July 10||Arrival in Stellenbosch|
|July 12||Mandatory orientation|
|July 13||Courses begin|
|August 6||Program end date|
|August 6 - 11||Optional Garden Route tour|
|Open return||Students establish their own date of return.|
See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.
Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.
The host university may update program dates and/or field trips at any time; these changes are often outside USAC’s control as dates are set by the host university. USAC does its best to estimate these dates ahead of time and to keep it as up-to-date as possible. Many times, updated calendar dates are included in your host university acceptance letter. We update these as quickly as possible and as often as needed; refer back to this calendar for the most current dates.
Semester 1 (Jan-Jun): Open
Summer: Opens 9/1
Semester 2 (July-Dec): Opens 9/1
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Minimum class standing: Sophomore
Summer: 20 students
Semester: 15 students